The cold dark times of winter may make you feel summer is way better. However, even during summer, you’re going to reach a point where you can’t take it anymore. While many prefer to stay indoors under the AC, there are plenty of other creative ways you can try to beat the unforgiving summer heat. Read on to know-how.
Grab any inflatable water floats and head to a nearby pool or beach. Nowadays, inflatable floats come in a variety of designs for a single person or a group and can be allowed to float in the water. Some also have a fold-out footrest that helps to keep your legs afloat, whereas some have backrests for back support. Whichever option you choose, this is a creative way to spend a cool and calm summer day.
If there is one fool-proof way to beat the Dubai heat, then it has to be through water sports. With the water sports industry growing and attracting many tourists, nowadays there is a range of regulated water sports that makes summer in DXB lively.
Jet Skiing and flyboarding are the two most popular, in-demand and beginner-friendly water sports you can try out. They have a short-learning time and the watercraft are also easily accessible through any certified jet ski rental company. Water sports teach you many skills, and the close contact it gives with water has many benefits in combating common health concerns aggravated by heat.
If you’re looking for a relaxed way to beat the heat without really getting into intense water activities, then plan a trip to the beach. Pack all beach essentials, ice boxes and sunblocks included, and relax by the warm sand under your feet and the light cool breeze coming off of the water. Of course, you can also cool off by taking a dip in the water if you like to.
Before the invention of AC people in the early days’ spent summer weekends mostly at the beach as the seaside is generally considered cooler. The ocean moderates the temperature, where it’s cool on the beach in summer and warmer in winter.
Now if you want to beat the heat while staying indoors, and you don’t have an AC, trick your brain to escape to a winter-themed environment. You can do this by watching any winter-themed movies or reading a winter-themed book, which helps the mind evoke thoughts of the cold, ice and snow. This is a rather psychologically creative way to beat the heat if you’re locked inside the house due to frequent restrictions to public places.
It’s very well known that Egyptians were ahead of their time in many things, which includes their sleep techniques. Since they didn’t have AC back, during summer nights to cool themselves and deal with the temperate climate, they would soak their blankets in cold water right before going to bed.
You can improvise this method by pointing a fan at yourself while sleeping. The water from the damp towel that’s lying on top of you will evaporate and cool you off in the process. You can also keep a dry towel under you to avoid soaking up the bed. This method is most suitable for those who don’t have AC in their homes.
Whichever ways you choose to cope with the heat, make sure that you are keeping yourself hydrated at all times. We tend to lose more water from our bodies during summer because of intense sweating, and keeping yourself hydrated is crucial to avoid health threats, regardless of whether you engage in cooling activities or not.